Beginner Extension Course II – Class 6

Focus: Develop the action of kicking up into handstand and headstand in class 6. Clear alternative poses are provided if needed. A few standing poses then lead you towards forward bends. Seated poses from this level and the previous levels are consolidated. Bharadvajasana, the kneeling twist, is explored. Importantly, this class teaches the first stages of the famous yoga pose Salamba Sarvangasana (shoulder stand). You will work with this pose more regularly from this point onwards.

Key Poses: Salamba Sarvangasana, Bharadvajasana, all seated forward bends from this level.

Equipment: Mat, bolster, 3 blankets, 2 blocks, belt

Level: Beginner Extension

Duration: 60 min

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  1. Di

    Hi Mairead, you could try the Intermediate course titled Yoga For Core Strength. When regularly practiced this course will help build your abdominal strength.

  2. Anissa C

    Nice practice! It’s very challenging for me to kick up into a handstand! I have to work with this pose more regularly! You have explained it very well and progressively. I hope I’ll arrive to do that asana one day! Thanks

    • Mairead F

      Hi. I am really enjoying practicing again. After several surgeries in the abdominal region, my muscles won’t work for me to get up into the shoulder stand. I can’t get my legs to swing up over my hips. Is there any suggestions for practice to build up these abdominal muscles? Many thanks.

    • Di

      I am sure you will get there Anissa! Regular practice is the key.

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